posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 12:33 PM
So far I've only read the first three pages, but felt compelled to comment.
I've seen some awful posting this weekend but I'm absolutely astounded at the level of ignorance displayed by a couple of posters in the first three
pages of this thread. Simply astounded!
British soldiers attacking, raping, murdering British women and children while they were liberating them? Thats hogwash. Show us the victims, show us
the paper trail of there lives, deaths, and rapes.
There's a much greater case say to hand back Hawaii to the natives than there is to give The Falklands away to Argentina.
The current residents of The Falklands are the native population of the islands. It's up to them to decide and they've repeatedly stated they want to
remain British. The wishes of the native population are paramount and if they voted to break away from the UK we would not stop them.
Yes the waters of this conflict are muddied by the oil assets surrounding these islands but that is secondary and Argentina is also guilty of coveting
It should also be remembered that in the December prior to the conflict Thatcher was in talks with Argentina and willing to compromise over
sovereignty. The proposed invasion was openly discussed and news of it hit UK shores 3 weeks in advance of it. Thatcher did nothing. She could have
acted immediately and possibly even made the Argies reconsidered the invasion. But by then she'd realised her only hope of re-election was to sit
back, let the invasion happen and only after that make task force preparations. I remember this because it was when I first woke up. After many many
arguments I realised how naive my working class tory parents were. Thatcher could have saved lives, but she chose to win an election instead.
To the poster who thinks life wouldn't change much for islanders under Argentinian rule, what a crock. There'd be a government sponsored ethnic
cleansing and eventually every native islander would flee.
And to the poster who thinks the majority of Brits don't support the Islanders wish to remain British, what on earth is going on in your mind that you
can be so spectacularly ignorant and wrong?
edit on 6-1-2013 by merkins because: Typos